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  • Big Y
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    Big Y joins the small-store trend

    The Northeast grocer plans to open its first Big Y Express Fresh Market in Springfield, Massachusetts.

    By April 18, 2022
  • Exterior of a Foxtrot store in Washington, D.C.
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    Foxtrot to open four new Washington, DC-area locations

    The upscale convenience store chain's expansion includes a store in Bethesda, Maryland — the retailer's first in that state — and a downsized store in downtown Washington focused on grab-and-go items.

    By April 1, 2022
  • Exterior of Fresh Street pickup-only grocery store in Chicago
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    Pickup-only grocer Fresh Street aims to grow through speedy, no-fee service

    The click-and-collect retailer, which is opening its first location Friday in Chicago, has a "no substitutions" pledge and aims to have orders ready within 30 minutes.

    By March 17, 2022
  • Exterior of Dollar General store in York, Pennsylvania
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    Dollar General plans to add 10K jobs in 2022

    The planned 6% increase to its workforce comes at a time when retailers are adding jobs at a brisk clip against a backdrop of low unemployment.

    By March 7, 2022
  • Exterior of BJ's Wholesale Club store
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    BJ's details plans for 4 new clubs, including innovation lab

    The retailer will open stores in Florida, Michigan and New York and also debut BJ's Market in Rhode Island to test assortments, displays and product demos.

    By March 4, 2022
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    Dom's Kitchen & Market plans second Chicago location

    The grocery startup, established by a team that includes Bob Mariano, founder of Kroger-owned chain Mariano's, hopes to have 15 stores open by 2025.

    By Feb. 22, 2022
  • Rendering of Amazon Go store in Mill Creek, Washington
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    Amazon Go convenience stores are headed to suburbia

    The first of the new retail locations, which will offer grab-and-go foods, beverages and everyday essentials, will open in the Seattle-area community of Mill Creek, Washington.

    By Jan. 25, 2022
  • Meijer Fairfax Market
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    Meijer expands small-store market concept to Ohio

    The 40,000-square-foot Fairfax Market is the company's first small-format store announced outside its home state of Michigan, and could open as early as 2023. 

    By Dec. 15, 2021
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    Dollar General plans to build 1K new Popshelf stores over next 4 years

    The suburban-focused concept has brought higher sales and margin rates, and the new stores add to a furious pace of expansion for the discounter.

    By Ben Unglesbee • Dec. 2, 2021
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    Dollar Tree pivots to $1.25 prices even as inflation-wary shoppers seek the retailer out

    The company saw a modest sales bump during the third quarter, with consumers chasing value. Meanwhile, supply chain costs have choked margins.

    By Ben Unglesbee • Nov. 23, 2021
  • Starbucks introduces Amazon Go tech at NYC store.
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    Starbucks, Amazon Go open cashierless store concept in NYC

    The two plan to open additional stores in 2022, as more retailers experiment with grab-and-go technology. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 19, 2021
  • Exterior of Lifvs grocery store
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    Aisles Abroad: A Swedish startup's tech-enabled approach to rural grocery shopping

    Stockholm-based Lifvs oversees a fleet of unattended food stores across the Scandinavian country, some as small as 300 square feet.

    By Nov. 3, 2021
  • Online partnership between Kroger and Bed Bath & Beyond
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    Kroger and Bed Bath & Beyond launch e-commerce site

    The home goods retailer and its Buybuy Baby chain are now selling more than 25,000 items, including bedding, storage items and baby furniture, through the new marketplace.

    By Updated April 6, 2022
  • Exterior of Opie Drive-Thru Grocery store in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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    How one grocery startup is putting a new spin on pickup

    Co-developed by a former Chick-fil-A manager, Opie Drive-Thru Grocery can fill on-the-spot orders in under two minutes. "Our job is to be like a train station."

    By Oct. 27, 2021
  • Hy-Vee Fast & Fresh
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    Hy-Vee now has 5 alternative store formats. Here's how they're evolving.

    From a growing dollar store to a struggling health concept, the grocer has a diverse stable of banners at varying stages of growth and success.

    By Oct. 6, 2021
  • Rooftop solar panels at a Shoprite location in Africa
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    Aisles Abroad: How Africa's Shoprite is embracing solar power

    The continent's largest food retailer is putting solar panels on top of supply trucks, carports, stores and distribution centers to be a better corporate citizen and reduce operational costs.

    By Sept. 30, 2021
  • Gopuff
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    Gopuff plans to open a digital-first retail store

    Planning documents filed in San Francisco outline a location that has digital ordering kiosks and is built to efficiently manage in-store and online orders.

    By Sept. 30, 2021
  • Rendering of exterior of Meijer's Rivertown Market store in Detroit
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    Meijer prepares to open fourth small-format supermarket

    Rivertown Market, a 42,000-square-foot location in Detroit's East Jefferson Corridor set to open Oct. 6, will feature a "vast assortment" of fresh and prepared foods.

    By Sept. 10, 2021
  • Hy-Vee
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    Hy-Vee is embracing one-stop shopping and showrooms

    The retailer will introduce fitness equipment showrooms in several stores this year, continuing its push into non-grocery products and services.

    By Sept. 9, 2021
  • Interior of WDs Wine, Beer & Liquor in Jacksonville, Florida
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    Southeastern Grocers opens stand-alone liquor store concept

    The new format, called WDs Wine, Beer & Liquor, marks the first alcohol-focused location for the grocery chain.

    By Sept. 3, 2021
  • Exterior of Schnucks Fresh grocery store in Jasper, Indiana
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    Why Schnucks built a scaled-down supermarket

    The company's new "Schnucks Fresh" store in Jasper, Indiana, reflects a push by grocers to open more small stores that are customized to their markets.

    By Sept. 1, 2021
  • Publix in Florida
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    Publix touts improved energy efficiency with new GreenWise Market

    The new store in Tampa, Florida, uses a link to a centralized water-chilling facility to improve the efficiency of its refrigeration and air-conditioning systems.

    By Aug. 20, 2021
  • Exterior of Schnucks Fresh grocery store in Jasper, Indiana
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    5 grocers planning smaller formats

    As a number of retailers look to shrink the sizes of new stores, several are making fresh foods a focal point.

    By Aug. 18, 2021
  • Presidente Supermarkets expanding fleet, rolling out new wholesale format

    The Hispanic-owned grocery chain is on track to open seven stores and a new warehouse concept in Florida by the end of this year.

    By Aug. 11, 2021
  • Lowes Foods launches new ad campaign
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    Lowes Foods to open entertainment-focused concept store

    The grocer says the new small-format location in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area will be more of a food hall than a conventional grocery spot.

    By Aug. 10, 2021